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Five MLS SuperDraft Selections Sign

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati has signed five players it selected during the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Defender Logan Gdula, midfielder Tommy McCabe, goalkeeper Jimmy Hague, goalkeeper Ben Lundt and forward Rashawn Dally have signed MLS contracts.

“We’re excited for these five players to begin their professional careers,” FC Cincinnati Head Coach Alan Koch said. “Each player has shown their potential during the course of preseason, and have embraced the opportunity to learn from the experienced professionals on our team. We’re eager to see each player apply himself and work to get better each and every day.”

Gdula spent four seasons at Wake Forest (2015-18), playing 77 games and recording 60 starts. He was a starter in all but one game during his junior and senior seasons. Gdula was a member of the Demon Deacons’ squad that earned a runner-up finish at the 2016 College Cup after falling to Stanford University in penalties. During his last two seasons at Wake Forest, Gdula scored two goals and added 12 assists as a right back.

McCabe was a member of the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team at the 2015 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile. He played 61 games, including 60 starts, throughout three seasons at Notre Dame (2016-18). During his junior season, McCabe earned Third-Team All-ACC honors. He tallied two assists during his junior season, totaling four assists during his three seasons for the Spartans. McCabe was named to the TDS Freshman Best XI and the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Team.

Hague started all 62 games his last three seasons at Michigan State University (2015-18). During his senior season, Hague was named United Soccer Coaches Second-Team All-North Region and Second-Team All-Big 10. His other accolades include United Soccer Coaches First-Team All-Midwest Region and Big 10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year during the 2017 season, while also drawing Second-Team All-Big 10 laurels. Hague recorded 26 shutouts in his collegiate career.

Lundt started all 64 games in three seasons at Akron (2015-18). Prior to Akron, Lundt played five games for NCAA DII Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015. Lundt led the Zips to three straight MAC Championships and berths in the NCAA College Cup each of the last two years – including a berth in the 2018 championship game. He logged 27 clean sheets and 180 saves in 64 games played and earning Second-Team All-MAC honors in 2018. He finished his career at Akron with 180 saves and 27 shutouts.

Dally played four seasons at Quinnipiac (2015-18), playing 78 games and recording 77 starts. The Bloomfield, Conn., native scored 16 goals and added 15 assists in his career with the Bobcats. The forward was invited to the Jamaica National Team senior camp in March 2018 and has experience in camps with Jamaica at various youth levels. He was a two-time United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Third-Team honoree (2016, 2018), and a three-time All-MAAC performer (2018 first team; 2016, 2017 second team).

FC Cincinnati’s debut MLS game will be at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 2, at CenturyLink Field. The Orange and Blue will make its home debut as an MLS team at Nippert Stadium on Sunday, March 17, when the team hosts MLS Cup finalist Portland Timbers at 5 p.m. Season tickets, mini plans and individual-game tickets are on sale at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).

For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. For more information about FC Cincinnati tickets, call 513-977-KICK (5425) or visit //fccincinnati.com/tickets.

 

Transaction: FC Cincinnati signed defender Logan Gdula, midfielder Tommy McCabe, goalkeeper Jimmy Hague, goalkeeper Ben Lundt and forward Rashawn Dally.

#21 LOGAN GDULA

Pronunciation: guh-DUEL-uh

Position: Defender

Height: 5-11

Weight: 160

Birthdate: Oct. 13, 1996

Birthplace: Norwich, Conn

Hometown: East Lyme, Conn.

School/Club: Wake Forest

Nationality: United States

MLS Roster Status: Domestic Player

Twitter: @LoganGdula16

How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 6, 2019

 

#26 TOMMY McCABE

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5-10

Weight: 171

Birthdate: April 4, 1998

Birthplace: South Orange, N.J.

Hometown: South Orange, N.J.

School/Club: Notre Dame

Nationality: United States

MLS Roster Status: Domestic Player

Twitter: @tmccabe98

How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 6, 2019

 

#13 JIMMY HAGUE

Pronunciation: HAG

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6-3

Weight: 186

Birthdate: August 28, 1996

Birthplace: Walled Lake, Mich.

Hometown: Walled Lake, Mich.

School/Club: Michigan State

Nationality: United States

MLS Roster Status: Domestic Player

Twitter: @James_Hague7

How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 6, 2019

 

#39 BEN LUNDT

Pronunciation: LUNT

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6-6

Weight: 220

Birthdate: September 24, 1995

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

School/Club: Akron

Nationality: Germany

MLS Roster Status: International Player

How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 6, 2019

 

#81 RASHAWN DALLY

Pronunciation: ruh-SHAWN DALL-ee

Position: Forward

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Birthdate: Jan. 14, 1997

Birthplace: Bloomfield, Conn.

Hometown: Bloomfield, Conn.

School/Club: Quinnipiac

Nationality: United States, Jamaica

MLS Roster Status: Domestic Player

Twitter: @Rulla_Jr

How Acquired: Signed on Feb. 6, 2019

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